Posts tagged as: The Patriot Act

Patriot Act Expires – NSA Phone Data Collection Ends as Well

The Patriot Act expired today and with it the NSA‘s authority to collect Americans’ phone records in bulk. Members of the Senate deliberated over the Act furiously on Sunday as some wanted to extend its powers and others wanted to kill it altogether. Though the broader Act has lapsed, the Senate will likely revitalize some […]

House Passes The USA Freedom Act to Limit NSA Phone Data Collection

The House of Representatives today passed the USA Freedom Act, meant to prevent the NSA from collecting Americans’ phone records, with a vote of 338 to 88. The NSA has been collecting Americans’ phone records in bulk since late 2001 under the auspices of Section 215 of the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act stands to […]

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